Professor Fragkiskos Filippaios

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
Faculty of Social Sciences

About

Fragkiskos Filippaios is currently a Professor of International Business and the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) for the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kent.

Previously he was the International MBA Course Director at Kingston Business School, Kingston University London holding the responsibility for all international MBA programmes offered by Kingston University London, in Russia, Greece, Cyprus and India. The academic year 2007/2008 he was the Ministry of Economy and Finance Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, London School of Economics. Professor Filippaios was awarded his Ph.D. in 2004 by the Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business.

Research Interests

Roles of subsidiaries of Multinational Enterprises, the location strategies of multinationals’ subsidiaries, the role of technology in the multinational group, the empirical assessment of Foreign Direct Investment and the impact of cultural and psychic distance on the performance and management of Multinational Enterprises.

Professor Fragkiskos Filippaios has been a regular attendant of the annual meetings of the Academy of International Business and the European and International Business Academy as well as acted as a reviewer for both organisations. He was also a member of the organising committee for the 2002 annual meeting of the European and International Business Academy hosted by the Athens University of Economics and Business in Athens.

In the past he was responsible for organising the Strategy into Practice Lecture Series hosted by the Faculty of Business & Law, Kingston University London. The series provided the opportunity to business practitioners to present and discuss with academics and students their real business experience.

He has been an invited speaker to various events organised by esteemed institutions (Wharton Business School - University of Pennsylvania, University of Paris – Sorbonne I and Department of Management – University of Piraeus) around the world. He has been a reviewer for a number of journals in International Business and Strategy area such as the Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review and European Management Journal.

Teaching

Professor Fragkiskos Filippaios contributes to Kent Business School’s undergraduate, postgraduate and executive teaching as well as to the design of new programmes. He has significant teaching experience at various levels, i.e. MBA, Masters and Undergraduate. His key aim is to integrate research with teaching. Until now he has designed and delivered a number of modules, on the undergraduate and the postgraduate level, that build on his research on global strategic management.

Supervision

Professor Fragkiskos Filippaios currently supervises a number of PhD students and welcomes applications relative to his research expertise. He has a number of PhD completions and has also successfully supervised a number of postgraduate students, coming from both MBA and pre-experienced Masters Degrees.

Supervision Topics
  • Political economy and empirical assessment of Foreign Direct Investment
  • The impact of home and host institutional environments on multinational enterprise activity
  • The impact of culture on the performance of the multinational enterprise
  • Innovation and the role of technology in the multinational network
  • Use of online social networking sites and career development
Current supervisees
Past supervisees
  • Anthoula Avloniti: Capturing the Moderating Role of Culture on the Performance of Multinational Enterprises: Evaluation of Existing Measures and Construction of New Instruments.
  • Irina Gokh: Footloose Multinationals: European Perspective 
  • Chrystalla Kapetaniou: Innovation in Small Economies
  • Zita Stone: Financial System Development in Central and Eastern Europe: Time for Equity Culture?
  • Robert Charles Kennedy: Business lobbying in the EU; A Survey and Case Study Approach
  • Alexandra Chytiri: Hotel Recruitment and Selection Practices: The Case of Greek Hotel Units/Chains vs Foreign Hotel Units/Chains in Greece 
  • Kalliopi Konsolaki: Comparative Advertising Effectiveness: A Cross-Cultural Study
  • Roger Mongong Fon: China’s FDI into Africa: An institutional perspective

Professional

Professor Fragkiskos Filippaios has significant professional experience. In the past he has worked as a consultant for the Ministry of Development in Greece and he has been a member of the Association of MBA’s Faculty of Assessors for the last 5 years contributing to accreditations or re-accreditations in the UK and Europe. He is particularly interested in Purpose and Outcome of Programmes and Curriculum Development.

He currently acts as external examiner for Manchester University Global MBA and University of Derby MBA. He has been an external examiner for PhDs in UK institutions (e.g. University of Bradford) as well as for universities outside the UK (e.g. University of Patras).

He has significant media exposure by providing TV interviews for BBC South East and being a TV panel member for Russia Today and Press TV. He has contributed a significant number of times to radio programmes by providing interviews to BBC Kent and KM FM, especially on the topic of the current economic crisis.

His priority is to disseminate research to both the academic as well as the business community.

Publications

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Article

  • Avloniti, A. and Filippaios, F. (2018). Evaluating the effects of cultural and psychic distance on multinational corporate performance: a meta-analysis. Global Business and Economics Review 20:54-87.
  • Benson, V. and Filippaios, F. (2018). The role of learning analytics in networking for business and leisure: A study of culture and gender differences in social platform users. Computers in Human Behavior [Online]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.02.027.
  • Chytiri, A., Filippaios, F. and Chytiris, L. (2018). Hotel Recruitment and Selection Practices: The Case of the Greek Hotel Industry. International Journal of Organizational Leadership [Online] 7:324-339. Available at: http://aimijournal.com/Jg/0/1/09e8b96e-6cd7-4b3e-acba-6a8cf0384b23/1.
  • Annan-Diab, F. and Filippaios, F. (2017). Multinational Firms Motivations and Foreign Direct Investment Decisions: An Analysis of the Software & IT and Financial Services Sectors in the Irish Context. Thunderbird International Business Review [Online] 59:739-755. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tie.21896.
  • Kottaridi, C. and Filippaios, F. (2015). The FDI and Trade relationship revisited under structural change: evidence from a sector-based analysis in Central and Eastern European countries. East-West Journal of Enonomics and Business XVIII.
  • Benson, V. and Filippaios, F. (2015). Collaborative competencies in professional social networking: Are students short changed by curriculum in business education? Computers in Human Behavior [Online] 51:1331-1339. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.11.031.
  • Benson, V., Morgan, S. and Filippaios, F. (2014). Social Career Management: Social Media and Employability Skills Gap. Computers in Human Behavior [Online] 30:519-525. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2013.06.015.
  • Avloniti, A. and Filippaios, F. (2014). Unbundling the differences between Psychic and Cultural Distance: An empirical examination of the existing measures. International Business Review [Online] 23:660-674. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2013.11.007.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2014). Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of Institutional and Managerial Factors. Research in International Business and Finance [Online] 31:234-263. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ribaf.2013.09.005.
  • Filippaios, F. and Kottaridi, C. (2013). Complements or Substitutes? New Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Evidence on the Imports and inward FDI Relationship in Central and Eastern European Countries. International Review of Applied Economics [Online] 27:766-797. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02692171.2013.826633.
  • Kottaridi, C. et al. (2013). Regional Mix and the Roles of Foreign Subsidiaries: A New Conceptualization and Empirical Evidence on the UK Case. Spoudai Journal of Economics and Business 63.
  • Filippaios, F. and Rama, R. (2011). Cultural Distance and Internationalization: The World's Largest Food and Drink Multinationals. Agribusiness [Online] 27:399-419. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/agr.20283.
  • Benson, V., Filippaios, F. and Morgan, S. (2010). Changing the Face of Business Education and Career Planning. International Journal of eBusiness Management [Online] 4:20-33. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3316/IJEBM0401020.
  • Anastassopoulos, G., Filippaios, F. and Phillips, P. (2009). An Eclectic Investigation of Tourism Multinationals: Evidence from Greece. International Journal of Hospitality Management [Online] 28:185-194. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2008.06.014.
  • Filippaios, F. et al. (2009). New Forms of Organisation and R & D Internationalisation Among the World's 100 Largest Food And Beverages Multinationals. Research Policy [Online] 38:1032-1043. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2009.01.024.
  • Filippaios, F. and Rama, R. (2008). Globalisation or Regionalisation? The Strategies of the World's Largest Food and Beverage MNEs. European Management Journal [Online] 26:59-72. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emj.2007.08.006.
  • Filippaios, F. and Papanastassiou, M. (2008). US Outward Foreign Direct Investment in the European Union and the Implementation of the Single Market: Empirical Evidence From a Cohesive Framework. Journal of Common Market Studies [Online] 46:969-1000. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2008.00826.x.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2008). Foreign Direct Investment in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe: An Eclectic Approach to Greek Investments. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 8:542-564.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2008). Dunning's eclectic paradigm: A holistic, yet context specific framework for analysing the determinants of outward FDI:Evidence from international Greek investments. International Business Review [Online] 17:349-367. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2007.12.005.
  • Adam, A. and Filippaios, F. (2007). Foreign Direct Investment and Civil Liberties: A New Perspective. European Journal of Political Economy [Online] 23:1038-1052. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2006.08.006.
  • Filippaios, F. (2006). The Implications of the Shift Towards Services in Multinationals' Activities: Evidence From the Greek Case. East-West Journal of Enonomics and Business XI.
  • Filippaios, F. (2006). Are Energy Prices Strangling Kent's Enterprises? Buying and Using Utilities 12.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2006). Where to Odysseus? The Quest of Greek Firms to Expand Abroad. Global Business and Economics Anthology [Online] 2:463-480. Available at: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/11810.
  • Filippaios, F. (2005). The Long Journey of Writing a PhD Thesis. EIBA - zine.
  • Demos, A., Filippaios, F. and Papanastassiou, M. (2004). An Event Study Analysis of Outward Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Greece. International Journal of the Economics of Business [Online] 11:329-348. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1357151042000286438.
  • Filippaios, F. and Kottaridi, C. (2004). Investment Patterns and the Competitiveness of Greek Regions. Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies 16:99-112.
  • Filippaios, F., Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. (2003). The Evolution of US Outward Foreign Direct Investment in the Pacific Rim: A Cross-Time and Country Analysis. Applied Economics [Online] 35:1779-1787. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0003684032000154220.

Book section

  • Filippaios, F., Annan-Diab, F. and Hermidas, A. (2017). Civil and Political Liberties and FDI: An Evaluation of Emerging and Developing Economies. in: Growth Frontiers in International Business. Springer, pp. 237-256. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48851-6_12.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2012). Financial System and Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern European Countries: The Effect of Institutional Environment. in: Wood, G. and Demirbag, M. eds. The Handbook of Institutional Approaches to International Business. Edward Elgar. Available at: http://www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso?id=14207.
  • Hashai, N. et al. (2011). Unraveling the Relationships Between Internationalization and Product Diversification Among the World's Largest Food and Beverage Enterprises. in: Ramamurti, R. and Hashai, N. eds. Research in Global Strategic Management, Vol 15 - The Future of Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise. Emerald, pp. 271-299.
  • Benson, V., Filippaios, F. and Morgan, S. (2010). Applications of social networking in students' life cycle. in: Wankel, C. ed. Cutting-edge Social Media Approaches to Business Education: Teaching with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, and Blogs. Greenwich, U.K.: Information Age Publishing, pp. 73-93. Available at: https://www.infoagepub.com/products/Cutting-edge-Social-Media-Approaches-to-Business-Education.
  • Benson, V. and Filippaios, F. (2010). Effects of Digital Footprint on Career Management: Evidence from Social Media in Business Education. in: Lytras, M. D. et al. eds. Knowledge Management, Information Systems, E-Learning, and Sustainability Research. Springer, pp. 480-486. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16318-0_61.
  • Benson, V., Filippaios, F. and Morgan, S. (2010). Application of Social Networking in Students' Lifecycle. in: Wankel, C. ed. Cutting Edge Social Media Approaches to Business Education. Greenwich, London: Information Age Publishing, pp. 73-93.
  • Papanastassiou, M., Pearce, R. and Filippaios, F. (2009). Strategic Internationalisation and the Growth of the Multinational Firm. in: Papanastassiou, M. and Pearce, R. eds. The Strategic Development of Multinationals, Subsidiaries and Innovation. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Filippaios, F. et al. (2004). Empirical Evidence on the Strategic Behaviour of US MNEs Within the Framework of Dynamic Differentiated Networks. in: Mucchielli, J. L. and Mayer, T. eds. Multinational Firms' Location and the New Economic Geography. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, pp. 178-204.

Monograph

  • Filippaios, F. (2019). Impact of Brexit on the Internationalisation of SMEs in Kent. Fragkiskos Filippaios.
  • Filippaios, F. (2018). Cross region comparative study on the Internationalisation of Small and Medium Enterprises. Fragkiskos Filippaios.
  • Filippaios, F. and Stone, Z. (2017). Kent SME Internationalisation Study. Fragkiskos Filippaios.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2011). Financial System and Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern European Countries: The Effect of Institutional Environment. Kent Business School Working Paper Series, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2007). Foreign Direct Investment and Aid: Engines for Growth in Transition Economies. Kent Business School Working Papers Series, University of Kent. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pdf/Filippaios-and-Stoian-No-139.pdf.
  • Filippaios, F., Papanastassiou, M. and Palaskas, T. (2007). The role of Greek Multinational Enterprises in the Greek Economy and Policies for their future growth and development. IOBE.
  • Filippaios, F. et al. (2006). Choosing a Growth Path: Internationalization, Product Diversification or Both?. University of Kent, Canterbury.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2005). Where to, Odysseus? The Quest of Greek Firms to Expand Abroad. Kent Business School Working Papers Series.
  • Kottaridi, C., Filippaios, F. and Papanastassiou, M. (2004). The Investment Development Path and the Product Cycle: An Intergrated Approach. University of Reading.
  • Kottaridi, C. et al. (2004). Choice of Location and the Roles of Foreign Subsidiaries: Evidence From UK Regions. University of Reading.

Conference or workshop item

  • Filippaios, F. (2017). Your digital footprint and managing an appropriate online identity. in: Infofest.
  • Gokh, I. and Filippaios, F. (2017). Exploring MNEs Footloose Behaviour: A Conceptual Framework. in: 43rd Academy of International Business UK&I.
  • Filippaios, F., Stone, Z. and Kemsley, G. (2017). Internationalisation efforts of SMEs: The role of innovation in moderating Brexit related uncertainty. in: 12th ISGEP Workshop.
  • Filippaios, F., Stone, Z. and Kemsley, G. (2017). UK Return to Borders: The Value of Networks and Innovation for Outward looking SMEs. in: Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2017.
  • Filippaios, F., Annan-Diab, F. and Hermidas, A. (2016). The Effect of Civil and Political Liberties Suppression on Foreign Direct Investment: An Evaluation of Emerging and Developing Economies. in: 43rd Academy of International Business UK&I.
  • Annan-Diab, F. and Filippaios, F. (2013). Multinational Firms Motivations and Foreign Direct Investments Decisions: An Analysis of the IT & Software and Financial Services Sectors in the Irish Context). in: 39th European International Business Academy.. Available at: http://www.eiba2013.org/files/data_store/EIBA%20Program%202013_FINAL_SL.pdf.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2012). Equity Culture and Transition Economies: Empirical Evaluation. in: AIB International.
  • Avloniti, A. and Filippaios, F. (2012). An Examination of the Existing Measures of Cultural Difference: Does One Size Fit All? in: 38th European International Business Academy.. Available at: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=handbook.pdf&site=342.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2012). Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of Institutional and Managerial Factors. in: 38th European International Business Academy.. Available at: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=handbook.pdf&site=342.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2011). Equity Culture Development in Central and Eastern European Countries: A Conceptual and Empirical Examination. in: Academy of International Business, UK & I Chapter.
  • Stone, Z., Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2011). Equity Culture and Transition Economies: An empirical evaluation. in: EIBA.
  • Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2007). Foreigh Direct Investment and Aid in Transition Economies. in: Academy of International Business Annual Conference.
  • Filippaios, F. and Stoian, C. (2007). Foreign Direct Investment and Aid: Engines for Growth in Transition Economies? in: Business and Economics Society International Conference 2007.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2006). Targeting the Right Countries by the Right Type of Investor: An Analysis of the Determinants of Greek Outward Investment.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2006). Where to Odysseus? An Investigation of the Determinants of Greek Investment Abroad. in: Academy of International Business. Academy of International Business, UK Chapter.
  • Stoian, C. and Filippaios, F. (2006). Where to Odysseus? The Quest of Greek Firms to Expand Abroad. in: Economics and Business Society International. Economics and Business Society International.
  • Filippaios, F. et al. (2005). Internationalization vs. Business Diversification - The Impact of Internal Capability development. in: 31st European International Business Academy (EIBA). East Lansing, pp. 1-48.
  • Filippaios, F. et al. (2004). Choice of Location and the Roles of Foreign Subsidiaries: From UK Regions. in: 2004 Annual Meeting.
  • Filippaios, F. (2004). Foreign Direct Investment in a Small Open Economy of the European Union Periphery: The Case of Greece. in: 30th EIBA Annual Conference.

Edited book

  • Benson, V. and Filippaios, F. eds. (2016). Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies. UK: ACPI.

Forthcoming

  • Filippaios, F., Annan-Diab, F. and Hermidas, A. (2019). Political Governance, Civil Liberties and Human Capital: Evaluating their effect on Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging and Developing Economies. Journal of International Business Studies.
  • Benson, V. and Filippaios, F. (2018). Social Capital Formation and Exploitation by MBA graduates: Leveraging Social Networking Capabilities through Innovation in Learning. Computers in Human Behavior.
  • Mongong-Fon, R. et al. (2017). The roles of institutional quality and institutional distance in explaining North-South and South-South FDI: The case of foreign direct investment into Africa. Journal of International Business Studies.
  • Filippaios, F. and Gokh, I. (2017). Footloose Multinationals: Extending the Internalisation Theory. Journal of International Business Studies.
  • Filippaios, F. et al. (2017). Political Rights and Civil Liberties Suppression: Evaluating the effect on FDI in emerging and developing economies. Journal of International Business Studies.
Total publications in KAR: 70 [See all in KAR]